Parkrun­ners ac­cept the rainy chal­lenge

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

PARKRUN: Pour­ing rain didn’t de­ter parkrun­ners from lac­ing up their shoes and pound­ing the pave­ment for the 163rd Air­lie Beach parkrun last Satur­day.

While the wet weather did im­pact num­bers, 41 ded­i­cated ath­letes still took the chal­lenge, run­ning the path­ways of Air­lie Beach and Can­non­vale, in­clud­ing four first timers.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from three run­ning clubs were present on the day, in­clud­ing Whit­sun­day Run­ning Club, Trar­al­gon Har­ri­ers and Rand­wick-Botany Har­ri­ers AC.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Levi Farmer, Shaun Lohman, Julie Cauchi, Julie Fenech, Ri­ley Dickin and Nathan Dickin who achieved personal bests de­spite the wet and slip­pery con­di­tions.

Thank you to vol­un­teers Bob Bar­ford, Heather Carr, An­drew Clode, Vanessa Cor­bett, Gary Cor­ri­gan, Mick Dren­nan, Me­gan Dren­nan, Re­nee Kampe, Peter Moore and Ruth Roberts who braved the rain to make parkrun pos­si­ble last week.

Air­lie Beach parkrun is held ev­ery Satur­day, 7am, from Abell Point Ma­rina, Shin­g­ley Dr.

Parkrun is free but first-time par­tic­i­pants should reg­is­ter be­fore at­tend­ing.

Fol­loin the 5km loop, par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to min­gle with the parkrun com­mu­nity for a cof­fee at New Bo­hemian Raw Café.

Air­lie Beach parkrun will be held on Christ­mas and New Year’s Day at the usual time and lo­ca­tion.

More in­for­ma­tion can be found on the Air­lie Beach parkrun web­site and Face­book page or con­tact event di­rec­tor Bob Bar­ford on 0407 895 011.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

RAIN DANCE: Parkrun­ners were still jump­ing for joy de­spite wet weather con­di­tions last Satur­day.

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

Rain wasn't about to keep Air­lie Beach parkrun­ners down.

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